The Balenciaga Le Dix Bag brought out some strong opinions from our commenters when it was first revealed, and now that the bag is available for immediate purchase, we thought it would be worth the time to revisit the design now that we have bigger, more detailed photos to examine. It is, after all, Alexander Wang’s first foundational bag as creative director at Balenciaga, one of the most heavily scrutinized designer-brand pairings ever. (Wang is faring notably better in his reviews than his contemporary Hedi Slimane, though.)

Back when we first revealed this bag, readers’ main complaint was that it looked like other bags they’ve seen before. While it’s true that there’s certainly nothing revolutionary here, nor any of the unique details that are necessary to make a bag catch on as an It Bag, it’s an attractive, expensive-looking, respectable way to establish an accessories personality for a designer that’s new to a brand whose accessories attract a lot of attention. For the first bag out of the gate, going back to basics and making something simple has its merits as a strategy. A cleansing of the palate, if you will.

Does your palate feel cleansed? Are you a Wang-at-Balenciaga convert, or still skeptical? If you count yourself among Wang’s fans, you can now buy this bag in two colors via Neiman Marcus.

Balenciaga Le Dix Cartable Bag
$2,250 via Neiman Marcus

Balenciaga Le Dix Bag Brown

Balenciaga Le Dix Cartable Bag
$2,250 via Neiman Marcus

Balenciaga Le Dix Bag Black

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